R. v. Hape

[2007] 2 S.C.R. 292, 2007 SCC 26 (2007)

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R. v. Hape

Canada Supreme Court
[2007] 2 S.C.R. 292, 2007 SCC 26 (2007)

Facts

Lawrence Hape (defendant), a Canadian businessman, was arrested and put on trial in Canada for money laundering. The evidence against Hape included records seized from Hape’s investment company in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Hape contended that the evidence had been improperly introduced because the search and seizure by Canadian police, acting in cooperation with Turks and Caicos police, had violated Hape’s rights under Canadian law. Hape was convicted on two counts and appealed. The appellate court upheld the convictions, and Hape appealed to the Canada Supreme Court.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (LeBel, J.)

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